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Microdisectomy 10/29/10

suzssuz Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:48 AM in New Member Introductions

I just joined this group as I saw some good info relating to my recent microdisectomy and cyst excision. I had the surgery on Oct 29/10. I had an annular tear at L4L5 with protrusions and also a synovial cyst in the facet joint.

I found the comments on the hot/night sweats very interesting! This has been happening to me too since my surgery 3 weeks ago and I just thought that the surgery may have been exacerbating my hormonal stuff. Along with the hot flushes I am getting a lot of nausea. I went to a walk-in clinic today (long story, can't get into my family Dr. etc) and the Dr. there tried to excuse it as the narcotic pain meds. I know it is not that as I injured my back in April and have been on a lot of meds since then and have not experienced anything like what I am not post-op.

I have a question regarding the incision site. The actual incision is nice and clean and healed but there is about a 2" area around the circumference of the incision that is raised and "lumpy". It is not red or hot but is tender. Has anyone experienced this? The Dr. said all looked well but it definitely was swollen. She ordered an ultrasound but I cannot get that done until next week.

In general I think that things are going as they should. The pain down my legs is gone thank goodness but there is some discomfort in the area of the surgery and radiating around it as well as down into my tailbone area.

Has anyone had problems with WSIB? My injury was due to a fall at work and the surgery and time lost from work was denied as WSIB claimed a pre-existing condition. Prior to the fall I had no history of back problems! It has now gone to an adjudicator and I am waiting on that ruling...any words of advise?

Thank you all in advance!


  • Suz Welcome to Spine-health!! You will probably get alot of very good responses to your inquiry!!

    I am not firmiliar with all of the WC stuff but I do know back pain....unfortunitly!! :)

    I just wanted to welcome you and say "Hello"!!

  • hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. just a hello from me as well. please have a good look around and make yourself at home. we are so glad you stopped by.. good luck to you! Jenny :)
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